North Carolina: DEA Is Seizing Imported Hemp From OR & CO

The report reveals…

On three occasions, Butler said, shipments via FedEx, UPS and the United States Post Office were intercepted and destroyed by the DEA; shipments were intercepted both in Oregon and en route at a Greensboro shipping depot.

Port City Releaf makes CBD oil from hemp plants, a varietal of cannabis sativa that contains very low levels of THC. North Carolina considers hemp distinct from marijuana, the common name for varietals of the plant that have evolved–and been deliberately bred–to contain much higher THC levels.

The problem is, the federal government doesn’t make that distinction.

According to Barbara Carreno, spokeswoman for the DEA, “as far as the federal government is concerned, CBD oil is illegal.”

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